Crystal Lake Morning
Back in October I stayed in a little cottage on Crystal Lake in Barton for a few days. This view was out my door and a few steps down to the water.
When it comes to choosing a place to paint, there are a number of considerations.
First, the subject “knocks my socks off”. When that happens I get a little animated, like a kid who hears the ice cream truck coming.
A second more practical component is physical proximity. You have to be there.
This scene had both, so I painted it twice. You can see the horizontal format version below.